Ivey releases campaign ad — ‘It’s important to keep our jobs open and keep our people working’
A little more than one week into her reelection effort, Gov. Kay Ivey’s campaign has already released a new digital ad making her case for another term.
In an ad titled “Four More Years,” Ivey talks about her desire to continue serving her state and the importance of creating economic opportunity.
“I am so proud of what we’ve accomplished in Alabama over these last four years, but we’ve got more work to do and little time to waste to make sure that Alabama’s best days are still ahead of us,” Ivey said in a release from her campaign. “I am grateful for the support so many have offered this campaign already and look forward to continuing to share our message across our great state.”
Ivey, currently on the executive committee of the National Governors Association, became Alabama’s 54th governor in 2017 when she was sworn into office following the resignation of former Governor Robert Bentley. Ivey was overwhelmingly elected to a full term of her own in 2018.
She is Alabama’s second female governor and first Republican female governor.
During Ivey’s tenure, Alabama has consistently enjoyed the lowest unemployment numbers in the Southeast.
As part of a strategy to bolster the state’s small business sector, Ivey recently decided to end the federal unemployment supplement early. Small business owners are hoping Ivey’s decision to opt Alabama out of the program on June 19 will help solve current labor shortages.
Full transcript of “Four More Years” reads:
I’m running hard for a second term because I want to continue to serve the people of Alabama.
These past four years have been resilient, they’ve been responsive to our challenges and our opportunities.
It’s important to keep our jobs open and keep our people working.
Our people are faithful and resilient. And I want to help them be the best they can be in the greatest state there is.
Tim Howe is an owner of Yellowhammmer Multimedia